Graduate, Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, 1936; Bachelor of Science, Harvard, 1940.
Correspondent for, Time-Life magazine, San Francisco, London and Paris, 1946-1952; bureau chief, Time-Life magazine, Rio de Janeiro, 1952-1955; member of staff, Time magazine, 1955-1969; senior editor, Time magazine, 1961-1969; editor-in-chief, Travel & Camera, 1969-1970; editor-in-chief, Travel & Leisure, 1970-1971; executive vice president, United States Camera Public Corporation, 1969-1971; executive director, Atlas Magazine, 1971-1973; editor, Atlas Magazine, 1973; senior editor, People magazine, 1974-1988; contributing editor, Constitution magazine, 1988-1991.
Served to lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1941-1945. Member Municipal Art Society, The New York History Society, Rhode Island History Society, Society Mayflower Descendants, Society Architectural Historians. Clubs: Century, Edgartown Yacht.
Married Jean Campbell, December 24, 1949. Children: Abigail Ainsworth, Baird Campbell.